KBL chief announces audit of accused coach

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KBL chief announces audit of accused coach

Korean Basketball League (KBL) commissioner Kim Young-ki on Monday apologized for the recent match-fixing scandal involving Anyang KGC coach Jeon Chang-jin, saying the league will audit Jeon regardless of the ongoing police investigation.

Jeon, a five-time KBL Coach of the Year, is being investigated by police for alleged match-fixing and betting against his team when he was coaching the Busan KT Sonicboom last season.

Kim said the KBL will first decide whether Jeon is qualified to be a coach.

All coaching staff and players must be registered for the new season by today, but the KBL said it would withhold Jeon’s registration until its audit is completed.

KBL code 17 states teams must use its best players and play its best game for fans.

BY JOO KYUNG-DON [joo.kyungdon@joongang.co.kr]
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